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Which NFL team had the worst draft last spring? The consensus among draft experts was: the Seattle Seahawks.

I’ve only seen the Seahawks a couple of times this year, but a friend breaks it down like this:

Seahawks 2012 draft:

-1/15: Bruce Irvin (DE, WVU)
-2/47: Bobby Wagner (LB, Utah State)
-3/75: Russell Wilson (QB, Wisco)
-4/106: Robert Turbin (RB, Utah State)
-4/114: Jaye Howard (DT Florida)
-5/154: Korey Toomer (LB, Idaho)
-6/172: Jeremy Lane (CB, Northwestern State)
-6/181: Winston Guy (S, Kentucky)
-7/225: J. R. Sweezy (DE, NC State)
-7/232: Greg Scruggs (DE, Louisville)

Outcomes of the guys who have played:

-Bruce Irvin: 2nd on the team with 8 sacks. Limited to being a rush end only, but pretty solid at that for a rookie.

-Bobby Wagner: Star starting MLB: 3 INT, 80 tackles, 2 sacks.

-Russell Wilson: Star starting QB as a rookie. 2868 pss yds, 63%, 7.7 YPA, 25 TD/10 INT; 431 rsh yds/3 TDs.

-Robert Turbin: Second string tailback. 78 rsh att, 359 rsh yds (4.6 YPC); 18 rec, 169 rec yds.

-Jeremy Lane: 2nd string LCB; 2 starts, 9 tackles.

-Greg Scruggs: 2nd string DE. 9 games, 2 sacks, 5 tackles.


-ESPN (Kiper): Value: D-, Overall: C-, lowest rated draft.

-Sportingnews (Iyer): D, lowest rated draft (“They went for head-scratchers when more reliable prospects were on the board.”)

-Yahoo!Sports (Cole): D- (“You don’t spend a third-round pick on a guy who’ll be lucky to be Seneca Wallace.”)

-SBNation (Thorman): C, 6th worst draft

-CBSSports (Prisco): C+

-SBNation (Van Bibber): B

-Sports Illustrated: C

-Fox Sports: B (“Their entire draft was one shocker after another”)

-NFL.com: C+

-Rotoworld (Silva): B-

-Tampa Tribune (Ira Kauffman): D, lowest rated draft.

-USAToday (Davis): 26th best of 32 drafts

My favorite quote is the Yahoo scribe’s take on Russell Wilson, which could be translated “I don’t actually watch college football, so I’ll randomly compare this player to another black guy who played QB for Seattle.”

Russell Wilson’s passing stats in college:

11,720 yards, 109 TDs, 30 INTs, 7.9 YPA, 8.4 AYA

Seneca Wallace’s passing stats in college:

5,289 yards, 26 TDs, 27 INTs, 7.4 YPA, 6.5 AYA

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